Varscona Hotel On Whyte - Edmonton  2 stars

8208 106 St Nw, Edmonton, Ca, Edmonton, Canada, T6E 6R9  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

 Free parking

24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out


Fitness center


Continental breakfast



Poolside snack bar

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room


The charming Varscona Hotel On Whyte is a great place in a leisure area of Edmonton. The building was renovated in 1997.

The hotel’s central location offers quick access to University of Alberta, Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site and Alberta Legislature Building. You can see South Side Sports Arena, The Great Divide Waterfall and Whyte Avenue only 400 meters from the property.

25 minutes' drive from Edmonton International airport.


Non-smoking rooms feature a minibar, cable TV, Wi-Fi, individual climate control and a writing desk. They are fitted with a shower, a hairdryer and bathrobes in the en-suite bathrooms.


A complimentary breakfast is served daily. At the restaurant contemporary dishes are served. At the friendly lounge bar guests will enjoy a selection of coffee.


Aside from 24-hour reception, ironing service and dry cleaning, guests can also make use of a lift, free parking and a safe deposit box.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the business center for free.

Guest Parking

Free public hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   89.

City Center Edmonton - 1.9 mi
Airports Edmonton International (YEG) - 14.8 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Continental Treat Fine Bistro (cuisine: European) - 300 ft, Chianti Cafe & Restaurant (cuisine: Italian) - 700 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed (limited amount or weight)
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled
  • Free valet parking
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Limousine service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Bed and breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 12 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 

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    Size: 455 sq. feet
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        Varscona Hotel On Whyte LocationWhat's nearby

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions
        • The Great Divide Waterfall
          4600 ft
        Popular areas
        • Whyte Avenue
          1000 ft
        Sport related
        • Telus field
          5000 ft
        • Edmonton Telephone Historical
          1000 ft
        • C and E Railway Museum
          1700 ft
        • Alberta Historical Resources
          4300 ft
        • Edmonton Public School Archvs
          1.3 mi
        • Old Strathcona Historic Area
          2300 ft
        • Acacia Masonic Hall
          1000 ft
        • Arts Barn
          1400 ft
        • Orange Hall South Side
          1400 ft
        • Queen Alexandra Community
          1700 ft
        • Strathcona Centre Comm League
          2700 ft
        • Edmonton Federation of Cmnty
          4000 ft
        • Fiddler's Roost
          4300 ft
        • Saint Basil's Cultural Ctr
          4300 ft
        • Ritchie Community Ctr
          4600 ft
        • MC Kernan Community League
          5000 ft
        • Parkallen Community League
          1.2 mi
        Universities, Institutes
        • Maharishi Vedic College
          1.3 mi
        • Strathcona Career Training
          1.3 mi
        • University of Lethbridge
          1.4 mi
        • Academy of Learning
          1.4 mi
        • Athabasca University Students
          1.4 mi
        Golf courses and Country clubs
        • Devon Golf & Country Club
          4300 ft
        College Campuses

        Local Attractions

        • Alberta Legislature Building
          1.1 mi
          10800 97 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
        • Stanley Milner Library
          1.8 mi
          7 Sir Winston Churchill Sq., Edmonton
        • Art Gallery of Alberta
          1.9 mi
          2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
        • Edmonton City Hall
          2.0 mi
          1 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton
        • Valley Zoo
          2.1 mi
          13315 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton

        Near the hotel

        • High Level Bridge and Streetcar
          2800 ft
          109th St & 88th Ave, Edmonton

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Continental Treat Fine Bistro

          70% likes this, based on 146 reviews
          Cuisine: European
          Price Range: USD 22 - USD 33

          300 ft
          10560 82 Avenue

          Phone: 7804337432

        • Chianti Cafe & Restaurant

          74% likes this, based on 143 reviews
          Cuisine: Italian

          700 ft
          10501 82 Ave NW

          Phone: (780) 439-9829

        • King & I Thai Cuisine

          64% likes this, based on 68 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai

          700 ft
          8208 107th St

          Phone: (780) 433-2222

        • Origin India

          74% likes this, based on 23 reviews
          Cuisine: Indian

          600 ft
          10511 - 82nd Ave (Whyte Ave.)

          Phone: 780-436-0558

        • Keg Steakhouse & Bar

          60% likes this, based on 90 reviews
          Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

          800 ft
          8020 105 St NW

          Phone: (780) 432-7494

        Varscona Hotel On Whyte Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Varscona Hotel On Whyte

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 55 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Family with children

          We were greeted very friendly and they couldn't do enough for you at no extra like free valet parking. Had a bus stop right outside to take you to WEM. My daughter and I really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it highly to anyone else.


          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Location and tie to Murietta restuarant

          Bad temp was far to warm despite change on controls

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          It is a nicely renovated older building, giving it a heritage feel.

          A single, slow elevator.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The complimentary service and features were great. Parking, breakfast, arrival drinks!

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Friendly staff and good price. The complimentary breakfasts were great as were the complimentary drinks.

          The only thing I have to complain about is that I believe the toilet tissue is not eco friendly as it left me sore. There are plenty of brands of paper out there that are hypoallergenic.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Love walking Whyte..all the neat shops and restaurants. Good value for your money. Our stay included the continental breakfast and a beverage. Just a nice, leisurely way to spend a weekend.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          The price was great and the room was quite comfortable.

          Noisy, no soundproofing between rooms. The fire alarm went off wt 5:30am for no rreason and we had to evacuate until the firemen had checked the whole building.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          I stayed five nights. Room #37. It was very comfortable, close to downtown and lots of shops and restaurants on Whyte. University is 5 minutes by bus. The complimentary bar was great for a bite and drink.


          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          Excellent friendly staff Cleanliness Location shopping/entertainment

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Location. The attached restaurant Murietta's is fantastic.

          I have previously stayed at the Vascona and really enjoyed it. This time however, I have to admit it didn't live up to my expectations. My first night there was good. The second night wasn't great by any means. I went to bed about midnight and at three am I was awaken by people coming in from being out at the bars. The slamming of their doors was really loud. I think there should be something installed on the doors to prevent them from slamming shut. It's disturbing as I am a light sleeper. As well, I was in the second last room. The last room on the corner beside me was occupied by a couple. I heard him come back at 3:15 am. They proceeded to fight, as in screaming, swearing and slamming of doors, loudly. This went on until almost five am. Each time I was about to call the front, it would quiet down. However, they would then pick up to where they left off. I mentioned it to the desk and he did apologize, but was a bit unsympathetic. He said he'll make a note on my file if I ever decide to come back. Not overly helpful. I definitely won't be staying there again. I've stayed in a lot of hotels and none have been this loud.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Varscona Hotel was conveniently located to everything, from shops great eating places, buses and nightlife. Saturday market is only a 5 minute walk away. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Staff very good at helping to make your stay comfortable.

          Weekend prices are reasonable but week days very expensive

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          The hotel front and lobby is warm and inviting, unlike the impersonal look of most hotels. The staff were friendly and helpful and the ambience was quaint and friendly. We like the coffe shop on the main floor. The front desk staff readily compensated us for the uncleanliness of the room described below. The hotel is very nicely located and we would stay there again.

          Our room smelled bad, like dirty feet or strong body odor. The coffee machine still had coffee in it, which made us wonder how well they cleaned the room. Outside the window was a big pile of pigeon poop, not very nice! We were offered complimentary breakfasts on the web site, however, we recieved only one voucher for a buffet style breakfast which turned out to be a continental breakfast. We were also offered a free drink in the lounge, unfortunately it was closed when we returned from our concert at 2230hr!!

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Staff were helpful

          The hotel sits on the corner of Whyte Avenue - a major roadway. This street seems to be used late at night as drag race road. raceway. Souped up motorcycles and cars roar up and down the road. I was woken up every night after midnight by their noise. The hotel has free WIFI, but I could never get a signal in my room. I complained for three days, and finally was told to call the internet provider. I did, and the problem still existed. I had to go to the lobby to use my computer. The hotel should have fixed this problem, not leave it up to me.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Very nice staff, nice rooms, great location on Whyte Ave.

          They should end the association with Murietta's restaurant. Too expensive, terrible service.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          I like the small scale of the hotel as well as a very good restaurant in the same location.

          Even though the hotel will valet park your car in a gated area they will not assume any liability for any damage or theft. It is not an area that I would recommend non secured parking.

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